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Jubilant crowds filled the streets of Zimbabwe's cities on Tuesday, after the country's speaker of parliament announced that President Robert Mugabe had resigned after decades in power.
TOKYO (AP) - North Korea is on its way back onto a very short list of countries the United States says sponsor terrorism.
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) - A neighbor's account indicates that a Northern California shooter who killed five people this week may have targeted an elementary school as part of his long-running feud with neighbors.
Philippine troops detained and tortured civilians trying to flee a besieged southern city during a five-month battle with militants loyal to the Islamic State group, Amnesty International alleged Friday. The US-backed military campaign to retake Marawi claimed the lives of more than 1,100 people including around 900 militants, displaced 400,000 residents and reduced large parts of the city to rubble. Amnesty called on Manila to investigate claims of "serious violations of international humanitarian law and other serious violations and abuses of human rights law" in a report released a month after President Rodrigo Duterte declared the city liberated from pro-IS gunmen.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Human rights advocates praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for publicly expressing concerns about the Philippine president's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, with Human Rights Watch saying the "quiet diplomacy" adopted by President Donald Trump and other world leaders won't stop the killings.
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) - One of the first victims of a Northern California gunman told a judge earlier this year that she and her family lived in fear of him because he was violent and unpredictable, firing off guns at all hours and threatening her with "all kinds of perverted things."
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Cambodia has been accused of 'killing off democracy' after the country's supreme court dissolved the opposition party and outlawed over 100 politicians ahead of a general election next year. Thursday's ruling to disband the Cambodia National Rescue Party, in a Southeast Asian country visited by about 159,000 Britons a year, was widely expected amid the worst crackdown on freedom and human rights in two decades. The government of Prime Minister Hun Sen, a firebrand former Khmer Rouge fighter who has held office for 32 years, had already accused the CNRP of plotting a US-backed revolution and jailed the party's leader Kem Sokha in September. After a horrific genocide in the 1970s, when...
Actress Gal Gadot has confirmed that Hollywood producer Brett Ratner will not be involved in the "Wonder Woman" sequel, calling the decision "the right thing to do" after multiple women have come forward with sexual harassment allegations against him.
A North Korean soldier shot multiple times while defecting to the South is in a stable condition but riddled with parasites that could complicate his chances of survival, his doctor said Thursday. The young man was rushed to hospital in South Korea by helicopter where he has undergone two rounds of emergency surgery. "We're paying close attention to prevent possible complications," said Lee, who on Wednesday said "an enormous number of parasites" including roundworms had been found in the small intestine.
Russia's RSK-MiG is developing a host of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) including strike and reconnaissance models, some of which could be fighter-sized aircraft. "These are reconnaissance and strike targets, different classes for different tasks," MiG spokesperson Anastasia Kravchenko told the Russian TASS news agency in Dubai. MiG hopes to develop three classes of unmanned aircraft.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. and China agree that North Korea cannot just freeze its nuclear weapons program in exchange for concessions and that it must eliminate its arsenal.
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The execution of a sick US inmate was postponed Wednesday after prison officials could not find a viable vein to inject lethal drugs. Local media who had come to attend the execution of Alva Campbell in the state of Ohio reported that there were multiple unsuccessful attempts to find a usable vein over a period of approximately 20 minutes. Campbell's lawyers had argued the 69-year-old was too ill to be executed.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea said Wednesday it will deport an American man detained for allegedly attempting to cross the mine-strewn border into North Korea.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - In an extraordinary statement after taking over the state broadcaster during a night of unrest, Zimbabwe's army said early Wednesday it was only targeting "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe, and sought to reassure the country that "this is not a military takeover."
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on deadly shootings in Northern California (all times local):
Four people were killed and nearly a dozen were wounded, including several children, when a gunman went on a rampage Tuesday at multiple locations, including a school in rural northern California. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told reporters that the assailant was killed by police following the mass shooting, which began around 8:00 am (1600 GMT) at a home in Rancho Tehama Reserve and continued at several locations in the community, including an elementary school. Johnston said the gunman, who has not been identified, went on a shooting spree after stealing a vehicle that crashed at some point.
By Sarah N. Lynch and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged on Tuesday he was aware of contact between Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian intermediaries, again modifying a previous statement about the extent of connections to Moscow. The comment by Sessions to a House of Representatives panel did not reveal any new link between the Trump team and Russia but it was another example of the top U.S. law enforcement official offering a different version of events as lawmakers try to work out if the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. Sessions told the House Judiciary Committee that he now recalls a meeting last...
Jeff Sessions has denied Donald Trump's tweets were influencing his decisions as it emerged he may launch an investigation into Hillary Clinton corruption allegations. Mr Sessions, the US attorney general, said Mr Trump is "bold and direct" in expressing his views but promised his decisions would be based on facts alone. He attempted to play down the row by denying he had been "improperly influenced" by the US president and admitting such behaviour would be "wrong". It followed the revelation that Mr Sessions is considering appointing a special counsel to look at topics linked to Mrs Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate who lost to Mr Trump. They include...
By Ahmed Aboulenein and Malak Ghobrial SHARM AL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday he was against military strikes on Iran or the Tehran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah, saying there was enough turmoil in the Middle East. Asked about the prospect of attacks on Iran and Hezbollah - two days after Saudi Arabia had accused Lebanon of declaring war because of Hezbollah's "aggressive actions", Sisi stressed the importance of de-escalation.
The long-awaited iPhone X arrived last week to much fanfare - and some comments about how astoundingly expensive it is. It's being sold for just under $1000 - but what does it really cost to make?
Has it really been only a year since Donald Trump won the presidential election?
By Amanda Becker and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives forged ahead on Tuesday with legislation to reshape the federal tax code, while a top credit-ratings agency said the bill would balloon the budget deficit and give only a temporary boost to the economy. As the House tax committee weighed amendments to a bill that Democrats have blasted as a give-away to corporations and the rich, the Washington tax reform debate was fast shifting to the Senate, where Republicans hold only a slim majority. Senate Republicans are expected to unveil their own tax bill at the end of the week, and early indications suggest it could differ significantly...
Disturbing reports have emerged from North Korea stating that the country's nuclear program has had a crippling effect on nationals who live near a major testing site.
Joann Ward and two of her four children were killed in the horrific attack.
The Republican candidate for Virginia governor, Ed Gillespie, speaks with reporters after voting at his polling place on Tuesday. Donald Trump is not on the ballot in Virginia. Virginia's gubernatorial election is the first major statewide race since Trump's 2016 victory and the race has become a Rorschach blot for those trying to determine the new contours of the American political landscape.
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Saudi Arabia arrested 10 princes and dozens of former government ministers on Saturday, reports said, in a major purge immediately after an anti-corruption commission was established. Separately, the powerful heads of the Saudi National Guard, an elite internal security force, and the navy were replaced in a series of high-profile sackings that sent shock waves in the kingdom. The developments follow a political crackdown in September as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, set to be the first millennial to occupy the Saudi throne, cements his grip on power.
Getting medical cannabis in some states is harder than others. Apparently it's so difficult in Pennsylvania that dudes are calling up an OB-GYN in an attempt at getting their hands on the stick icky. After some local press revealed that Dr. Liang Bartkowiak of Altoona, Pennsylvania was licensed to prescribe medical marijuana, her office became inundated with phone calls from potential patients looking to book an appointment. The problem? Bartkowiak works at a gynecologist's office, which treats women exclusively, and most of the phone calls were from men, the Alatoona Mirror reports. SEE ALSO: Manhattan is getting its first medical marijuana dispensary, but there's no weed "I...
By Angus McDowall and Raya Jalabi BEIRUT/ERBIL (Reuters) - Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate was on the verge of final defeat on Friday, with Syrian government forces capturing its last major city on one side of the border and Iraqi forces taking its last substantial town on the other. The losses on either side of the frontier appear to reduce the caliphate that once ruled over millions of people to a single Syrian border town, a village on a bank of the Euphrates in Iraq and some patches of nearby desert. Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar Abadi announced that government forces had captured al-Qaim, the border town where the Euphrates spills from Syria into Iraq.
Two Guam-based B-1Bs took part in a joint exercise in South Korea, the US air force said on Thursday. Two American B-1B bombers flew through South Korean airspace and over the country's Pilsung Range on the latest exercise there, the US air force said on Thursday. North Korea's official KCNA news agency claimed that the planes carried out bombing drills simulating attacks on major targets in the country.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Never-before-seen video of Osama bin Laden's son and potential successor was released Wednesday by the CIA in a trove of material recovered during the May 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaida leader at his compound in Pakistan.
WASHINGTON ― For almost two years, @TEN_GOP masqueraded as the "Unofficial Twitter account of Tennessee Republicans," but in truth it was part of a Kremlin-directed influence operation.
In western Kenya, where thousands hit the streets to block polling in last week's divisive vote, the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta means nothing. The city was the epicentre of violent opposition protests against last week's deeply divisive presidential re-run, called after the Supreme Court overturned an initial August poll. Over the past three months, Kisumu and the surrounding areas have played a central role in the mass protest movement led by veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Tensions rose Tuesday after an Israeli operation to blow up a tunnel from the Gaza Strip killed seven Palestinian militants in one of the deadliest incidents since a devastating 2014 war. The seven men, from the armed wings of Gaza's rulers Hamas and allied group Islamic Jihad, were killed Monday when Israel blew up the tunnel it said had crossed into its territory and was intended for attacks. Hamas leader Ismail Haniya appeared at a funeral in central Gaza attended by a few thousand people, witnesses said, while senior Hamas figure Khalil al-Hayya spoke at one in the southern part of the strip.
Taiwan will increase future defense spending by two percent each year, President Tsai Ing-wen said during a visit to Hawaii where the United States expressed concern over a possible military imbalance in the Taiwan Straits, Taiwan media reported. In the event that Taiwan purchases arms from a foreign military, the island's defense spending could increase as much as three percent each year, and could possibly increase further using a special budget if "significant purchase cases" are made, Tsai said in remarks carried by official media on Monday. Tsai made the comments in response to U.S. concerns about a possible military imbalance in the Taiwan Strait expressed by Ambassador James...
Kenya's election board is expected Monday to decide whether to reschedule a vote in flashpoint opposition areas, where a boycott sparked violent protests, or to push ahead with declaring victory for President Uhuru Kenyatta. Supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who called for an election boycott, managed to prevent hundreds of polling stations from opening, prompting violent clashes with police which continued for several days, leaving nine dead and scores injured. At least 49 people have died since the first presidential election of August 8, which was later overturned, prompting Kenya's worst political crisis in a decade.
Scientists are preparing to do a microscopic study of the Las Vegas gunman's brain, but whatever they find, if anything, likely won't be what led him to kill 58 people in the worst mass shooting in modern US history, experts said. Stephen Paddock's brain is being sent to Stanford University for a months-long examination after a visual inspection during an autopsy found no abnormalities, Las Vegas authorities said. Doctors will perform multiple forensic analyses, including an exam of the 64-year-old's brain tissue to find any possible neurological problems. The brain will arrive in California soon, and Stanford has been instructed to spare no expense for the work, The...
EDITOR'S NOTE - On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while visiting Texas with his wife.
As polling officials tallied votes, Kenyans counted the cost Friday of a deeply-divisive election marred by an opposition boycott and protests that left at least four dead and scores wounded. The country's second presidential election in three months plunged into chaos on Thursday as supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga attempted to block voting, clashing with police who fired tear gas, water cannon and live bullets. The election came after a two-month political drama that began when the Supreme Court overturned the victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta in August 8 elections due to "irregularities".
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund an opposition research effort against Donald Trump that culminated in numerous damning allegations against him, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
In the fake news era, the media has come under extreme scrutiny for its coverage of the 2016 election and the current presidency.
Kelly Clarkson says she's faced her fair share of sexism and bullying throughout her 15 years in the music industry, but is completely stunned by the sexual assault allegations coming out in Hollywood.
President Donald Trump hit back at Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) the morning after the senator gave a blistering address condemning the president.
BEIJING (AP) - Key members of China's Communist Party were determined at the national congress, which is held every five years and concluded this week.